[ in-fuh n-tl-ahyz, -tahy-lahyz, in-fan-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˈɪn fən tlˌaɪz, -taɪˌlaɪz, ɪnˈfæn tlˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), in·fan·til·ized, in·fan·til·iz·ing.
to keep in or reduce to an infantile state.
to treat or regard as infantile or immature.
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- infantile purulent conjunctivitis,
- infantile scurvy,
- infantile sexuality,
- infantile spasm,
- infantry fighting vehicle,
- infants' school
Also especially British, in·fan·til·ise.
Origin of infantilize
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Examples from the Web for infantilize
But somehow, over the years, sororities have come to infantilize the women they once sought to empower.
Not only do these "gifts" raise tax issues, they also infantilize the senator and makes him look foolish.